Czech President Contacts Greece
Václav Klaus, the president of The Czech Republic has contacted his Greek counterpart earlier today concerning the two Bohemia Interactive developers held by Greek authorities on the charges of military espionage. Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar had been arrest more than two months ago after certain of their holiday picture had military installations in the background. Only a few days ago, both were had their appeal dismissed and bail refused.
The following words were issued to the Greek president Karolos Papoulias:
"I would like to address a matter of two Czech citizens who were arrested in Greece and charged with espionage. This case is very sensitive to the Czech public and also to me as President of the Republic. The fate of our citizens anywhere in the world matters to us.
I have no doubt that the democratic Greek authorities - police, prosecutors and the courts - will consider this unfortunate matter impartially and independently. Even I do not in any way want to interfere with their work.
I want to ask you, Mr. President, to follow this unfortunate affair with special attention considering the excellent relations between our nations so this does not throw unnecessary shade onto our relationship.
Once again, I want to assure you that I have the utmost certainty that our accused citizens will be given all the rights in the search for justice by the Greek authorities.”
Translated by Eurogamer.cz.
Whether his words will help in this matter is questionable but it does go to show that the situation is slowly blowing out of proportion.